By Albert Akota
Baze University on Sunday in Abuja organised a polo competition to celebrate its first convocation ceremony.
Baze University an Abuja-based institution was established in 2011 and a total of 64 grandaunts took part in the 2013/2014 convocation ceremony. The five chukkas polo competition which was part of a series of the ceremony’s event, galloped off at the Abuja Guards Polo Club saw Baze University pitched against Nile University in the battle for supremacy.
At the end of the match, the former defeated the later 6 goals to 5 to win the convocation’s cup competition. There was a strong synergy among the Baze team which was orchestrated by the captain of team, Salihu Dasuki alongside the high- scoring Nura Suleiman, Pen Abdul and Aminu Kago. Although, it was not an easy win for Baze as the Nile quartet of Adulrahman Kukuri, Khalil Haliru, Mohammed Bunza and Muktar Adhama gave a good fight before they finally bowed down to the supremacy of Baze.
Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Proprietor and Pro-Chancellor, Baze University, said that the idea behind the competition was to celebrate the grandaunts as well as encourage the development of the sport in schools.